OMNeT++ Community Summit 2017

Successor of the International Workshop on OMNeT++

University of Bremen – Germany – September 07 - 08

INTRODUCTION

The fourth OMNeT++ Community Summit will be held at the University of Bremen in Germany on Thursday and Friday, September 07 - 08, 2017.

OMNeT++ is a public-source, component-based, modular and open-architecture simulation environment with strong GUI support and an embeddable simulation kernel. It is designed to simulate discrete event systems, with the simulation of communication networks as one of its primary application areas.

In continuation of the history of the International Workshop on OMNeT++ and three very successful editions of its reincarnation, the OMNeT++ Community Summit, we continue on the path of holding a yearly, open meeting for all members of the OMNeT++ community with less costs and more interaction between the participants. The Community Summit provides a forum for tutorials, discussion sessions and presentations on recent developments and novel ideas in the area of simulation and modeling, with a focus on the OMNeT++ simulation environment.

The first three Summits in Hamburg, Zurich, and Brno were huge successes with lively discussions, keynotes, tutorials and panels, as well as presentations and demonstrations of ongoing and finalized research covering many aspects of OMNeT++-related research. The 2017 event continues to expand the idea of a yearly community summit by explicitly addressing the interaction through tutorials and panels with additional discussion slots while keeping the extended 2-day time frame of the last summits.

Dates and Deadlines
June 23rd, 2017
June 30th, 2017
August 01st, 2017
August 21st, 2017
September 7/8, 2017

Bremen Town Hall and St. Petri Cathedral (© Juergen Howaldt @ Wikimedia)
Campus of the University of Bremen (© Kai Bojens / Patrick Meiss @ Wikimedia)
River Weser (© Philipp Hertzog @ Wikimedia)

CALL for PARTICIPATION

The OMNeT++ summit unites users, developers, and researchers to discuss applications, developments, and ideas on the topics of integrating simulation models, coupling different simulation tools and providing more accurate and more efficient modeling approaches and simulation models.

We invite researchers and users alike to submit one or more of the following three contribution types:

  • Full papers (max. 4 pages) cover research and/or describe ongoing work or finalized results. Full papers that are accepted and presented at the summit will appear in the summit proceedings and be submitted to arXiv.
  • Short abstracts (max. 1 page) provide an overview of a proposed presentation or demo. Authors may find this format suitable for design proposals, for preliminary or more narrowly focused work, for case studies, or to highlight OMNeT++-related results in work that has been published elsewhere. Short abstracts will be invited as either a presentation or a poster and will be included in the summit proceedings without an independent inclusion in arXiv.
  • Proposals for tutorials, demonstrations, coding sessions, discussion panels, and other interactive community activities can be submitted via e-mail to the organizers. Decisions about including proposals in the proceedings will be made by the organizers on a per-case base.

All submissions should be of interest to the OMNeT++ community. We welcome case studies that employ OMNeT++ in the evaluation of systems as well as contributions addressing general questions of OMNeT++-based simulations. For model-centric submissions we ask the author(s) to publicize source code at the time of submission on a platform of choice.

Submissions will be checked by the technical program committee and the organizers. Individual contributions will be invited as oral presentations, demos, tutorials or panels, depending on the submission type and the expected interest for the OMNeT++ community. We will provide poster presentation slots for all interested participants.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Design, evaluation, and validation of simulation models
  • Comparison with other simulation / emulation tools
  • Parallel simulation and simulation control
  • Integration of hardware-specific code
  • Simulative approaches to performance evaluation
  • Cross-layer protocol design methodologies
  • Simulation credibility and validation
  • Use of discrete event simulation in other domains
  • Integration with other simulation tools
  • Result interpretation and analysis
  • Modeling techniques, incl. stochastic and hybrid modeling
  • Simulation in the loop
  • Industrial applications and use cases
  • Experiences on contributions to international standards
    (e.g., IEEE and IETF) and / or patents

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Authors are encouraged to submit their tutorial / demo / discussion proposals as well as research abstracts describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or venue, addressing state-of-the-art research and topics as listed. If a submission extends work described in a previous publication of their own, we strongly encourage authors to include a citation to that publication.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via EasyChair.

Full papers and short abstracts should be prepared with the IEEE conference proceedings template, available online. Please prepare your submission with an A4 page size and the conference mode enabled. You can indicate which type of submission you provide during the submission process (e.g., academic or industry).

Submissions that are accepted and presented at the community summit will appear in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a technical report on the OMNeT++ website. All presented full papers will also be submitted to arXiv for indexing. Copyrights will remain solely with the authors. This allows for a publication of revised versions at other venues.

Register your submission until June 23rd, 2017.
Submission Deadline is June 30th, 2017.

SUMMIT VENUE

The 4th OMNeT++ Community Summit will take place at the University of Bremen in Germany.


On-Site Location:

University of Bremen - Building "Cartesium (CART)"

Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5, 28359 Bremen

OpenStreetMap Link





Accommodation Information

Hotels near the event site:

ATLANTIC Hotel Universum
Bremen

7THINGS - my basic hotel
Bremen

All rooms are equipped with WLAN and satellite TV. There are business and economy rooms available. For business rooms, breakfast and some other services are included in the price. For economy rooms, breakfast can be booked separately. Please contact the hotel directly for pricing information and booking using the code "OMNeT".

Address:
Wiener Straße 4
28359 Bremen

Contact:
Telephone: +49 421 24670
E-Mail: [email protected]

All rooms are equipped with WLAN and satellite TV. Breakfast can be booked separately. Please contact the hotel directly for pricing information and booking using the code "Omnet".

Address:
Universitätsallee 4
28359 Bremen

Contact:
Telephone: +49 421 69677377
E-Mail: [email protected]

For other hotels, please check for instance www.booking.com and search for Bremen.



Bremen City Information

Bremen is a beautiful historic city in the North of Germany with a long tradition and many sightseeing attractions, for example the city hall which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage or the medieval quarter "Schnoor" in the city center. A statue of the Town Musicians from the well-known fairy tale is of course located in Bremen as well. Detailed touristic information can be found on the sites www.bremen.de/tourism and www.bremen-tourism.de.


Travel Information

If you plan to arrive by plane:

  • Bremen Airport (BRE):
    The airport is connected to the university campus directly by tram. The tram stop is in front of the arrival hall. Take tram nr. 6, direction "Universität". Get down at the stop "Universität Süd. Walk down the road "Universitätsallee" in the direction which the tram came from, then turn left into "Enrique-Schmidt-Straße". You will see the "Cartesium" building after 150 meters on the right side.
  • Hamburg Airport (HAJ):
    Take the "S-Bahn" nr. S1 from the airport to Hamburg main railway station. From there, various train connections are available to Bremen main station. Leave the station through the "Zentrum" exit, the tram platforms are in front of the railway station building. Take tram nr. 6, direction "Universität". Get down at the stop "Universität Süd". Walk down the road "Universitätsallee" in the direction which the tram came from, then turn left into "Enrique-Schmidt-Straße." You will see the "Cartesium" building after 150 meters on the right side.
  • Hanover Airport (HAM):
    Take the "S-Bahn" nr. 5 from the airport to Hanover main railway station. From there, various train connections are available to Bremen main station. Leave the station through the "Zentrum" exit, the tram platforms are in front of the railway station building. Take tram nr. 6, direction "Universität". Get down at the stop "Universität Süd". Walk down the road "Universitätsallee" in the direction which the tram came from, then turn left into "Enrique-Schmidt-Straße". You will see the "Cartesium" building after 150 meters on the right side.
  • Click here for timetable and ticket information of the German railroad service "Deutsche Bahn".
  • Click here for timetable and ticket information of the Bremen local public transport service "BSAG".
If you plan to arrive by train:

  • Bremen main railway station is reachable via high-speed and regional trains. Leave the station through the "Zentrum" exit, the tram platforms are in front of the railway station building. Take tram nr. 6, direction "Universität". Get down at the stop "Universität Süd". Walk down the road "Universitätsallee" in the direction which the tram came from, then turn left into "Enrique-Schmidt-Straße". You will see the "Cartesium" building after 150 meters on the right side.
  • Click here for timetable and ticket information of the German railroad service "Deutsche Bahn".
  • Click here for timetable and ticket information of the Bremen local public transport service "BSAG".
If you plan to arrive by bus:

  • There are coach services from various European destinations. In Bremen, the long-distance coaches stop at the road "Breitenweg". Walk down the road in the direction which the coach came from, then turn left into "Bahnhofstraße" where the tram platforms are on the right side. Take tram nr. 6, direction "Universität". Get down at the stop "Universität Süd". Walk down the road "Universitätsallee" in the direction which the tram came from, then turn left into "Enrique-Schmidt-Straße". You will see the "Cartesium" building after 150 meters on the right side.
  • Click here for timetable and ticket information of the Bremen local public transport service "BSAG".

ORGANIZERS

Founding Chair
Community Summit Organizers

Technical Program Organizers
Publicity Organizer

Technical Program Committee
  • Lucia Lo Bello (University of Catania, Italy)
  • Claudia Campolo (University of Reggio Calabria, Italy)
  • Laura Marie Feeney (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Michael Frey (HU Berlin, Germany)
  • Florian Kauer (TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
  • Marcel Marek (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Yutaka Matsubara (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Cyriel Minkenberg (Rockley Photonics Inc., USA)
  • Thi Mai Trang Nguyen (UUPMC - LIP6, France)
  • Christoph Sommer (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Mirko Stoffers (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Marco Tiloca (RISE SICS, Sweden)

In case you want to contact the organizers, feel free to write an e-mail to: [email protected].


Sponsors

The OMNeT++ Community Summit 2017 is sponsored. No registration fees will apply.

We would like to thank the Communication Networks Working Group located at the Faculty of Physics and Electrical Engineering of the University of Bremen for their support in hosting the summit.

University of Bremen - Communication Networks Working Group